Who are the main characters in Among the Hidden?

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The main characters of Among the Hidden are Luke Garner, his best friend Jen Talbot, and her father, Mr. Talbot. They live in a world where the government has limited every family to two children due to overpopulation. Third children, also know as shadow children, are considered illegal and must...

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The main characters of Among the Hidden are Luke Garner, his best friend Jen Talbot, and her father, Mr. Talbot. They live in a world where the government has limited every family to two children due to overpopulation. Third children, also know as shadow children, are considered illegal and must live in hiding or fear of being arrested by the Population Police.

Twelve-year-old Luke is the youngest of three in a farming family. At first, he is content living "in the shadows" in his family's attic, but he soon becomes restless and curious about the existence of other shadow children like him and risks his life to meet his next-door neighbor Jen Talbot, another shadow child. Unlike Luke, Jen is a from a Baron Family, which is a wealthy family that works for the government. Due to her wealthier status, she has access to things Luke doesn't, such as snack foods and the internet, and she introduces him to an undercover network of shadow children who are planning to rebel against the government. When Jen's plan fails and she is killed by the government, her father, Mr. Talbot, who is working undercover as a Population Police Agent, takes it upon himself to save Luke and get him a fake I.D. to live a normal life as a Baron.

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In my opinion, there are three main characters in Among the Hidden.  The three main characters are Luke Garner, Jen Talbot, and Jen's father, Mr. Talbot.

Both Luke and Jen are third children.  They live in a society where they are illegal.  The government has said that families may only have two children so as to prevent overpopulation.  Because of this, Luke and Jen have to hide from the government.

Jen is killed while protesting against the ban on third children.  After that, Mr. Talbot (who is a member of the police who enforce the ban) helps Luke get a false identity and a new life.

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